Mosquito net

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Mara
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Mosquito net

Post by Mara » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:20 pm

Hello, we plan to spend two weeks in May on Tobago. This will be our first visit there. Do we need a mosquito net? We still didn't book any accomodation. Could be any problem with mosquitos in Crown Point or should we look in another place?
Thanks a lot for help
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Re: Mosquito net

Post by Steve Wooler » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:36 pm

Hello Mara

Welcome aboard! :D

You won't need to bring a mosquito net with you. Most accommodations provide nets over the beds if/where mosquitoes are a problem. Nowadays, with so many places being air-conditioned, they really aren't necessary.

If you are particularly susceptible to bites, then I suggest buying one of the small electric/electronic mosquito deterrent machines. They can be relatively hard to find online, but you will be able to buy them in the supermarkets and even lots of local stores and minimarts once you get to Tobago. They are very cheap. They burn a small pad that releases a chemical deterrent. Close up your room and switch the machine on a couple of hours before going to bed. They’re normally very effective.
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Re: Mosquito net

Post by Ronald » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:06 pm

Hi Mara

Steve is correct in what he says, but as I know that some peoples are more affected than others (I have a friend who always get A LOT), you might deside to buy one such unit, when you are here. It also depends on the accomondation itself, if you have full AC or not.

As this dry season is wetter than normally, there´s more mosquitos than during a normally dry season, but the Crown Point area is not hard hit. However, some areas are more affected than others, because of the surrounding nature.

If you are one of these peoples, who are more affected by moqsuitos than others, that only you know of course.

If you want to buy one of these small electric/electronic mosquito deterrent machines, you can go to Penny Savers Supermarket in Canaan if you don´t find them nearby the place where you stay.
There are two different makes, but it doesn´t matter which one you buy. Its also so, that the tablets can be of one make and the unit itself of an other make, it doesn´t matter at all.

They say one tablet last about 6-8 hours, but if you use this unit, I suggest you put in one tablet late afternoon an plug it in. When you go to bed, you exchange the tablet with a new one, and you can sleep good. These units also keep mostly smaller flys away, they doesn´t bite, but they are irritating.

I hope you will have a nice stay Mara

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